Sevilla 2-0 Mallorca: Squillaci & Perotti Score As Hosts Down Barralets
The Sevillistas continue their pursuit of the two big guns.
With Luis Fabiano again part of Sevilla’s starting XI after missing their last game due to a minor knock, the hosts did not even have to resort to the Brazilian’s magic as Sebastien Squillaci and Diego Perotti were the ones to show finishing touch at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan tonight.
Sevilla started out the better and their attacking-minded football bore fruits just 16 minutes into the game. A corner from the right flew into the middle of the box, where Escude headed it to Squillaci, and the French defender rose higher than Bruno China to head it home.
The hosts would double their lead just seven minutes later. Jesus Navas combined well with Fabiano down the right before sending in a cross from a tight angle to the far post, where Perotti headed home from close range.
Mallorca were now down by two goals but their first chance came only before the break, but Palop punched away Varela’s effort.
Sevilla were very close to scoring their third of the night just minutes into the second half, as Adriano moved past Lux, who had been brought in for Aquate, before shooting, but Ramis denied the effort when the ball was about to cross the goal-line.
There were several others chances for Sevilla during the second half, all of which did not result in goals.
The hosts were the happier of the two sides but their wastefulness in front of goal will have Manolo Jimenez infuriated. Still, they collected three precious points that put them in a temporary third place.